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Police Officer Kristian Willhight | Burns Flat Police Department, Oklahoma Burns Flat Police Department, Oklahoma

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Kristian Willhight

Burns Flat Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 1/23/2014

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Deceased

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Police Officer Kristian Willhight and Undersheriff Brian Beck were killed when their patrol cars collided during a vehicle pursuit in Washita County.

Undersheriff Beck had gone to a man's home to serve several felony warrants when the subject fled in his truck. Undersheriff Beck began to pursue the subject and called for backup.

The pursuit lasted for 31 minutes and ended when the subject crashed. Officer Willhight was responding to assist in the pursuit when the two patrol cars collided near Dill City, approximately 3-1/2 miles from where the subject crashed. The subject was also killed.

Officer Willhight is survived by his 4-year-old daughter.

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Undersheriff Brian Beck
Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

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I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Willhight. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts & prayers.

From reading the reflections left for Kristian, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Kristian's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Kristian's life was about so much more than the way he died. Kristian will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Willhight, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)
June 1, 2014

 

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